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by The Press and Standard | September 29, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: September 28, 2016 at 10:56 am
Walterboro Police Department members were bearing gifts when they visited Bethel United Methodist Church’s pre-school the morning of Sept. 22.
The visit to the pre-school by command officers, investigators and community affairs staff was the latest in the department’s “Cookies with a Cop” program.
Meagan Marvin, the wife of Walterboro Police Department Wade Marvin, initiated the department’s outreach initiative.
Department members, loaded down with a variety of cookies, are visiting every pre-school in the city limits, as well as Forest Hills Elementary School. The elementary school visit will involve every grade level at Forest Hills, the only public school located in the city.
The children had a lot of questions, Public Information Officer Corporal Amye Strivender said.
The officers had some of their own questions, wanting to know what characters the students were planning to be on Halloween.
Officers then read the students a book that explained the roles and duties of police officers.
Stivender said the officers enjoyed talking to the children. “It is a good opportunity to start forming relationships with the children, to make sure they are comfortable approaching and talking to us.”